Tuesday, 29 September 2020 05:55

Effluent expo canned

Written by  Staff Reporters
The 2020 Effluent & Environment Expo has been cancelled. The 2020 Effluent & Environment Expo has been cancelled.

The Effluent & Environment Expo, scheduled for early November in Hamilton, has been cancelled.

Expo general manager Amanda Hodgson says a lot of work has gone into the event, set for November 10-11 at Mystery Creek, so the decision was not taken lightly. “This event relies heavily on sponsorship and we have decided to be cautious and cancel the event until November 2021,” she says.

“There were a number of reasons why we have taken this course of action including recent farmer feedback indicating discomfort and reluctance to attend events and travel to other regions.”

Hodgson says there is also the issue surrounding insurance if another outbreak of Covid-19 were to occur, which is a huge risk at this uncertain time.

“It’s a real shame to see all the work to date not come to anything, but it’s definitely not been a waste of time. It just allows us to have a head start on next year’s event!” she says.

Dates for the next event will be confirmed in early 2021.

Keep up-to-date with effluent developments: Watch your letterbox for the Dairy News Special Report on Effluent & Water Management in our October 27 issue.

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